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Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

In the Blink of an Eye...

This baby of mine is growing up way too fast. First the clapping and enthusiastic "Yay!'s". The words and attempts to read his books to me. But now my baby- who I thought would forever (ok, maybe not forever- but just a little while longer?!) be content in my arms, sitting or scooting around on his bottom, is crawling, pulling up to standing, cruising and attempting to walk on his own. Maybe it would be easier if it was gradual but all of these feats were accomplished in one day, as if something just clicked. It's amazing how you can be bursting with pride and just a bit sad all at the same time. I am so proud of Xavier- his accomplishments made that much more glorious when we remember his start. But there is this little, teeny, tiny, most likely selfish spot in my heart that is missing the baby this boy is leaving behind! Today we're off to shop for the big first birthday party next weekend and then it's probably time to start taking this baby-proofing stuff seriously.


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  • Blogger Staci says so:
    11:09 AM  

    They grow way too fast! top

  • Blogger Robin says so:
    1:23 PM  

    You said what every mother feels...seriously, so soon? They do grow too fast and you can't really understand that until you have your own babies. He does look big all of a sudden. top

  • Blogger Adventures In Babywearing says so:
    8:58 PM  

    It's awesome. But remember, he'll always have time for Mama and need that good lovin'. Even though it might be in between the movin' & the shakin'... top

  • Blogger Jamie says so:
    3:50 PM  

    The clapping and 'yay's' are the sweetest aren't they?
    Good luck with your big party prep! top

  • Blogger Awesome Mom says so:
    9:36 PM  

    It is so amazing seeing them grow up but it is also sad because you want them to stay your baby. top

  • Blogger Antoinette Perez says so:
    8:11 PM  

    I'm really starting to see you in his smile! And Xavier is still a baby, I promise. Wait till he's 3 1/2! :-) top